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Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
seeing a lot more autism in technology sectors. >> when it comes to autism, there may be genetic factors at work. but there are also teachers at work to help. >> again, that was scott budman reporting. >>> coming up, the transformation of the bay area's most notorious road. it might be a good place to take a hike. >>> next month, a notorious stretch of bay area coastline is scheduled to be transformed. no more cars or car accidents, but plenty of trails and scenery. we're talking about devil's slide. joe rosado, jr. shows us how this notorious road holds a picturesque future. >> it's some of the most seenic coastline you'll see anywhere. the trouble is, very few have ever been able to take it in. >> if you want to see the scenery, you have to be the passenger in the vehicle. >> for decades, these hills between pacifica and half-moon bay cradles high way 1. frequent rock slides and road closures. >> it used to be straight over here and this whole road dropped probably about 10 feet. >>> but when caltransopened a pair of traffic tunnels here, this stretch of road was retired. soon,
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Aug 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
holistically. places such advanced technology in the hands of practitioners. has the privilege of caring exclusively for our nation's veterans. there's no other system like the veterans health administration. ♪ bring your medical and healthcare skills to va. visit vacareers.va.gov. >>> gearing up. teachers have been in training for new academic standards called the common core. they picked up pencils as students to brush up on new standards on math and literacy. they emphasize analytical and reasoning skills. we are back with vincent matthews and jennifer thomas. okay. we're starting to hear common core a lot. but i don't think a lot of us understand, what is common core. >> it is a set of standards. 45 states have adopted common standards. students from texas would take an assessment and be taught a different way than students in california. and at the end of the day, you didn't know where students stood in comparing them to others. it gets us to a place where we can really look at where students are and how they're moving forward in being prepared for the 21st century. >> not everybo
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
boosted new product orders by 30% from last year. hospitals want the new technology and with health care changes on the way they'll serve more patients. >> we actually have installations on every continent in almost every country which is really interesting because the challenges in u.s. health care they have in all the other countries of the world. >> reporter: even with the cyber knife costing as much as $7 million the benefits of sending more of these to a hospital near you. >> and news about the 30% jump in sales excited investors as well as patients. stock value jumping by nine percent. robots are becoming more common in hospitals and coming from here in the bay area. >> cyber knife. >> that is remarkable. fancy stuff. thanks for joining us. >> we hope to see you back here at 6:00. 7 >>> on the broadcast tonight from washington -- ready to strike. the u.s. prepare as military attack on syria, but tonight the house speaker tells the president to slow down. we'll take a closer look at the possible consequences of american military action. >>> remembering the dream. 50 years after
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, we found that same technology ironically pose as new safety issue. one that is so serious, it put the fax to take this warning and that you it out just six months before the aseana crash. from high speed jets to old-fashioned bi-planes. 36.5 millionaire planes take to the u.s. skies every year and flying has never been safer. experts credit computers for that. >> it allows you to think about higher level thing with the flight rather than just the basic stick and rudder skills. >> reporter: for a decade he's been teaching pilots in san jose. >> what i like to say is automation allows to you become a manager rather than a participant. >> reporter: as safe as that has made flying, some researchers have discovered a dangerous downside to overreliance. take a look at this study put out by boeing. it found the leading cause of death in commercial airlines. 80 accidents, nearly hundred people killed and nasa found in half of those accidents, inappropriate crew response and inwax the plane's equipment played a role. >> that's why they do what they do. >> it is something we see a lot more.
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
cases of autism in centers of technology like the bay area. this shows the likelihood of a sibling of an autistic child also having autism. instructors work with students providing programs with individuals with autism helping the kids and their family. they are also reacting to a recent study from denmark that children who have an older sibling with autism are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism themselves. >> there is a growing concern for parents who have a child with an autism disability about the potential of having another child. >> reporter: we sat down with director who said studies like this one provide an opportunity to offer services to the younger sibling earlier. >> you can get support in to provide for the child and the parent at home with the necessarily supports it is ten times or 20 times greater chance of success for that child. >> reporter: in parts of the bay area the rate of autism is as high as one in 55 kids compared with the national average of one in 88 making this study one parent and these instructors will be will be watching closely. the study
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
autism in technology centers. >> reporter: there may be genetic factors at work but there are also teachers at work to help. the study in the journal of the american medical association also says there is an increased risk for half siblings but only when they share a mother. >>> a small study of athletes who suffered repeat concussions identifies the early signs of brain disease. researchers studied 36 male athletes diagnosed with a brain disease linked to repetitive blows to the head. they interviewed family members and found out they had mood and behave issues as the first signs of the disease. some of them had explosive outbursts and physical violation. >>> pg&e incomplete recordkeeping may not have been fixed. that's a concern of two law judges who might fine the utility next month. the san francisco chronicle says they expressed concern when pg&e using faulty recordkeeping. >>> in a maryland courtroom today supporters gasped when the judge announced bradley manning's 35-year sentence for espionage. he gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. the judge t
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
admission that technology is needed for the next generation to excel. >> could mark zuckerberg have created facebook if he didn't have a computer? by giving this technology to kids, we're accomplishing a number of things. one, we're creating a level playing field. >> all of the silicon valley firms including facebook, are looking fiortalent, and we want to homegrown that talent, not import it from other countries. so this is a great message. >> reporter: a message of thanks for an investment in the future of silicon valley. now those 8th graders not totally ready to go just yet. east palo alto has wi-fi already, but many don't have it in their homes. that is the next challenge. >>> thanks a lot. a bit of a skipped record for pandora. they reported a rise in revenue but sawity stock price drop. more people are streaming pandora on their mobile devices, but they face new competition from apple. >>> let's turn things over to our meteorologist jeff ranieri who's not only tracking our conditions but the conditions in yosemi yosemite. >> today i have comfortable across most of the bay are
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. >>> back to the top story. live pictures from the toll plaza on the bay individubridge. crews are working around the clock. it has been 24 years in the making and it's finally happening. kimberly tere and cheryl hurd are with us. what do we expect in the next 24 hours? >> reporter: the is a lot going on here at the entrance of the bay bridge. i will step aside so you can take in the. we have been on the air for a half hour and they have got a lot done. the trucks are called grinders. it grinds up the asphalt and goes directly into the truck in front of it. this will be going on all night long. this is affecting thousands of commuters. kimberly tere is at treasure island with that part of the story. >> reporter: it is very quiet out here. the last car crossed over the bay bridge just after 8:00 this evening. but the major impact of this closure wil
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
zuckerberg created facebook if he didn't have a i computer? by giving this technology to kids, we're accomplishing a number of things. one, we're creating a level playingfield. >> east palo alto has wi-fi. and the school administrators say they want to help the students families get wi-fi access in their homes. >> the pied piper is in a san francisco hotel this evening. workers today unloaded the newly-restored painting the pied booi piper of hamlin. it will be at the palace hotel where it was for more than a century and in april it was sent away to be auctioned off. local art lovers and my historians and they will have the unveiling tonight. you might want to go and check it out. >> have a drank. >> back neemt. back in a moment. triple again. do you see the 10% back in points, plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. >>> we must face the fact in reality, you cannot have economic and political equality without having some social equality. >> that's martin luther king jr. on nbc's "meet the press" flee days before his
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Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. a green dot when someone is free and a red dot when they are not. the new technology would work by looking at ringer volume setting, location, cell reception strength, battery level and calendar. >>> a group of bay area eighth graders will be able to access facebook pages tonight and so much more, thanks to facebook. the social networking giant donated dozens of laptop computers to students at cesar chavez. they want to bridge the divide and help local students catch up with tools available at most schools. >>> panda himself, pablo makes a special visit to a local hospital. we're back in a moment with sports. >>> i don't know how many ways you can same the giant's season keeps getting rougher, but we've been saying it for three months here. >> absolutely, terry. the lose sg rough for giants fans but an injury seems like cruel and unusual punishment. giants hosting the pirates, top of the fourth, the injury part matt cane by a line drive. he would leave the game immediately. x-rays are negative. top of the fifth, tied at three, and not anymore. bases loaded. padro alvarez into the g
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm PDT
prescription drugs online. she had no idea the scam was going on. >> we rely on technology for greater access. and we're getting to a point where we have to think about how do we make it a safer transaction. >> reporter: hillsborough police say the victim in this case was lucky. no money was lost. but a couple of months ago, someone in san mateo county was scammed to the tune of $14,000. while the d.e.a. is trying to figure out if hackers are getting personal information from drug sites, hillsborough police say under no circumstance will someone from law enforcement ask you for money over the phone. they say this particular scam can throw people off at first. >> there is that small bit of real information that the caller's providing the victim. in the initial stages of the phone call, the victim drops their guard a little bit. they may have made purchases over the internet. >> reporter: impersonating a federal agent is a violation of federal law. you get a phone call of one posing as one and asking money, refuse the call and call police. you can call the number of the d.e.a. had set up
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Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. >>> finally, what's in a name? a lot of cash for the san francisco zoo, that's what. they're holding a name contest for this baby gorilla born last month. it's a girl, by the way. mom is named naneka, dad is oscar jonesy for some reason. e-mail your idea to name the baby until september 17th. the top three will be selected and people will vote by making donations. the winning name will be the first to get $50,000 in donations or the most donations when she makes her exhibit debut in november. they have described her as being a little princess. i think that's what they should call her, princess. >> there's a thought. you're $50,000 away from winning. >>> let's talk about the forecast. the weekend is here. >> i know, yes, saturday and sunday, mid to upper 80s this weekend. 60s at the coastline. throughout next week, we'll stay stable with
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Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> an update now on the breaking news we've been following for the last several hours. this is in fairfield. you're looking at eastbound 80, and there's a traffic backup that goes back a few miles here. a neighborhood, our nbc chopper's going to get to that neighborhood in just a few minutes, ravaged by smoke in the last few hours. in the three hour period the fire burned at least five homes. it appears firefighters are getting a handle on this situation. that's eastbound 80 where all that traffic is. city officials near fairfield have told us the firefighters have the flames under control but not quite contained. >> want to show you what it looked like right after it broke out around 3:30 this
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
cockpit ought make has made flying safer, we found that same technology ironically poses a new safety issue. tonight, we travel across the country to follow cutting edge research into the role that auto pilots play in commercial airplane cockpits. while that ought make has made flying in the u.s. safer, our team found that scientists and aviation experts are concerned that some pilots may now be overrelying on computers and losing critical flying skills in the process. that could lead to disaster. are pilots becoming too rye lie and the on ought make these days? >> i believe it's safe to say that they do in the air transport world. >> reporter: by air transport, he means, of course, commercial airlines, the research we followed is being paid for by nasa and includes simulators to fighter jets to old-fashioned biplanes. we'll take you behind the scenes and how many crashes can be tied to what some experts call af yagt ought make addiction. we'll see you tonight at 11:00. >>> if you have a tip for our investigative unit you can call us or send us an e-mail. >>> and one final check on ou
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